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Sony Handycam DCR-SR MPEG-2 Videos to iMovie Workflow

Sony Handycam DCR-SR MPEG-2 Videos to iMovie Workflow

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“I uploaded some MPG/MPEG videos from my Sony DCR-SR21E/B to my Macbook Air, and i can’t import them to iMovie, please help.I am in deadline!”

“I am unable to add video clips into iMovie ’11 from my Sony hard drive Model DCR-SR90E. When dragged to the import area they just rebound and will not load. Any suggestions please.”


With the questions of how to easily and smoothly import our Sony Handycam DCR-SR MPEG-2 recordings to iMovie 11/10/9 for editing. Sony DCR series are easy-to-use ultracompact camcorders with good active electronic image stabilization and a built-in USB cable for quick uploads. However, with the iMovie supported formats there, we are always failed in adding some other videos to iMovie, such as the OBS files.

Well, to do the MPG video to iMovie Mac task, you are highly recommended to get Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, a high-quality Mac (including Mac Yosemite) compatible video converter, player and editor. It has built-in preset for iMovie so that users can directly select it to get iMovie files. With it, you can effortlessly convert MPG and other video formats to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV files – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie (no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11).

Step 1. Add original MPEG-2 files

As soon as you install this program and open the main interface, just go to the “File” menu, choose “Add” button to import original MPG/MPEG video. Or drag &drop video files to the program directly.


Step 2. Select the output formats for iMovie

You can choose iMovie/FCE –> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/09/08 and Final Cut Express specially.


Optional functions: Adjust Parameters for output videos

Access to settings page by clicking “Settings” button to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc to get a prefect output video.


Step 3. Start your MPEG-2 to AIC MOV conversion

When you have done all the preparation work, click the “Convert” button to start the MPG/MPEG Video to AIC .mov conversion. After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then transfer the new AIC MOV file into iMovie or FCE with smooth editing without any trouble. Follow this guide we can get rid all the related troubles when importing Sony DCR-SR MPEG-2 recordings to iMovie 11/10/9 for further editing.

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